Carlos Rodríguez-Castelán is a Senior Economist and co-leads the Markets and Institutions Global Solutions Group in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank. He currently leads knowledge and financial projects in areas related to distributional effects of economic reforms, poverty and inequality, and markets dynamics in Colombia and Mexico. He also leads the Systematic Country Diagnostic for Mexico and co-leads a Regional Report on Aggregate Shocks and Welfare in Latin America. Previously, he led operations and analytical work on social and productive inclusion in ChileColombia and Uruguay. Between 2012 and 2014, Carlos was the team leader of the Latin America Team for Statistical Development and contributed to the World Bank corporate activity of Data for Goals.

Prior to joining the World Bank, Carlos was a postdoctoral fellow in the Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development programs of the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. Before that he worked for the Government of Mexico as economic adviser in the Ministry of Public Education and analyst in the Ministry of the Environment. He also held short-term research positions at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC) in the Sub-Regional Office in Mexico City, and at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington DC.

His research interests are in the fields of development economics and public economic with focus on poverty and inequality analysis, distributional effects of non-competitive market structures, labor markets and social risk management. He have published in peer reviewed academic journals, and he is the co-author of Word Bank books and reports, including: Shaking Up Economic Progress: Aggregate Shocks in Latin America and the Caribbean, Shared Prosperity and Poverty Eradication in Latin America and the CaribbeanInequality in a Lower Growth Latin America, and Shifting Gears to Accelerate Shared Prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean. As of April 2017, he was ranked as one of the Top 100 Young Economists by IDEAS/RePEc (5 years or less)He holds a MA and PhD in Economics from Cornell University, and a MPP and two B.A.s in Economics and Political Science from ITAM.

You can contact me at crodriguezc@worldbank.org

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